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The Newsdesk 10.30.09 – Sin City 2 Back in the Works; This Is It to Go for Oscar

Producer Stephen L’Heureux says that Sin City 2 will go into production at the end of 2010, although whether it will be Robert Rodriguez or Frank Miller directing seems yet to be determined.

Paranormal Activity (which cost $15,000 to make) has officially surpassed The Blair Witch Project as the most profitable movie. Ever.

Columbia is putting the pieces together for Men in Black 3, although neither Tommy Lee Jones or Will Smith have committed at this point.

• Just because it’s not yet Halloween doesn’t mean we can’t start with award season news: Jonathan Demme, Quentin Tarantino and Kirk Douglas will all be handing out statuettes come the big night.

Apparently, Sony believes This Is It has Oscar potential and plans to submit it as a Best Picture contender. (It missed the documentary entry deadline.)


BIZ

How Sunday Became TV’s Most Expensive Night

from Paste Magazine

Earlier this week, AdAge reported that ‘Sunday Night
Football’ is still TV’s costliest show. Now the trade is wondering if Sunday is
the new Thursday….

 

Hollywood Goes Green, Tries to Clean Up Environmental Record

from ABC News: Entertainment

Movie studios trying to reduce carbon footprint by using
green technology.


Producers experiment with packaging

from Hollywood Reporter by By Alex Ben Block

To get pics made, producers are trying ever more elaborate,
exotic packages.

FESTIVALS

Scorsese, Royals and Some Chaos at Doha Tribeca Fest Opening

from indieWIRE News

Huge local crowds, a little bit of chaos and international
stars turned out Thursday night for the official opening of the inaugural Doha
Tribeca Film Festival in the Persian Gulf state of Qatar.


‘A Prophet’ takes London fest’s top prize

from The Hollywood Reporter – Awards by By Stuart Kemp

Jacques Audiard’s “A Prophet” won the inaugural
best film nod presented during this year’s The Times BFI 53rd London Film
Festival Wednesday evening.

AWARDS

Sony plans to enter `This Is It’ in Oscar race

from AP Top Entertainment News At 11:05 …

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sony thinks its new Michael Jackson
documentary could be a contender for best picture….


Documentarians to Honor Errol Morris

from The Wrap RSS by Lisa Horowitz
The International Documentary Association has chosen “The Fog of War”
director Errol Morris to receive its annual Career Achievement Award


Tarantino, Huston, Demme and Douglas to Present Honorary Oscars

from The Wrap RSS by Steve Pond

The year’s first Oscar presenters have been announced, and
they’re directors Jonathan Demme and Quentin Tarantino, actress Angelica Huston
and actor Kirk Douglas.


FILM

Daily Box Office: Wednesday, October 28, 2009

from Box Office Mojo – Current Box Office Results

Michael Jackson’s This Is It tops Wednesday’s box office
with $7.4 million


‘Paranormal Activity’ Becomes Most Profitable Movie Ever

from Access Hollywood – Movies

“Paranormal Activity” has just surpassed “The Blair Witch
Project” to become the most profitable movie ever.


Sin City 2 Actually Moving Forward, May Be Followed By Hard
Boiled

from /Film by orfilms@gmail.com
(slashfilm.com)
Sin
City
2 has
been a project sitting on the horizon for several years.


‘Twilight’ restaurant planned in Wash.

from Hollywood Reporter by Associated Press

A new restaurant set to open next year in Washington
state will be called Volterra after a city in the popular Twilight vampire
novels, which are set in the town of Forks.


‘2012’: The disaster filmgoers can’t wait to happen

from L.A. Times – Movie News

The buzz on director Roland Emmerich’s doomsday film is at a
fever pitch ahead of its Nov. 13 release.


‘Avatar’ Trailer Coming On November 1, Will Be Seen By MANY People

from MTV Movies Blog by Adam Rosenberg

Oh “Avatar.” Finally, you look awesome.


DreamWorks snaps up ‘Doggy’

from Variety.com

DreamWorks SKG: Studio nabs Laurie Craig’s comedy pitch —
DreamWorks has snapped up Laurie Craig’s comedy pitch “Doggy Day
Care.”

 

TELEVISION

NBC cancels ‘Trauma’

from Entertainment Weekly’s News Briefs by Clark Collis

NBC’s new medical drama Trauma will not be picked up,
according to Variety. Production on the show will be halted after its
13-episode order is completed.


Revamped ‘Scrubs’ coming to ABC on Dec. 1

from Entertainment Weekly’s News Briefs by Wendy Mitchell

ABC’s revamped version of Scrubs, which will shift to a
medical school instead of a hospital, will launch on Dec. 1, Variety reports.
Two original episodes will air that night, with Better Off Ted returning to the
network on Dec. 8.


VH1 orders baby daddy boot camp reality show

from The Live Feed by hollywoodreporter

Having taught slovenly guys to be gentlemen, VH1 next plans
to instruct unprepared men on how to be good…

MUSIC

Michael to release Christmas song

from BBC News | Entertainment | World Edition

Singer George Michael will release a brand new version of
his single December Song just before Christmas, it is announced.


‘Fireflies’ top Billboard record chart

from Entertainment News – UPI.com

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 (UPI) — Owl
City‘s “Fireflies” is No. 1
on the U.S.
record chart this week, Billboard.com reported Thursday.


Kris Allen Song Clips Hit The Web Early

from MTV News

A week after the ‘American Idol’ winner finished his
major-label debut, 30-second snippets hit German Amazon site.


ETC…

Chaz Bono: ‘Outsides Finally Match My Insides’

from ABC News: Entertainment

Child of Cher and Sonny
Bono opens up about becoming a man, taking hormones.


Bullet hits Lou Dobbs’ NJ home with wife nearby

from AP Top Entertainment News At 11:05 …

WANTAGE, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey are trying to
determine who fired a bullet that struck CNN commentator Lou Dobbs’ home as his
wife stood nearby. State police Sgt. Stephen Jones says Dobbs’ wife and driver
were outside the home Oct. 5 when they heard the gunshot.

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